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Thursday September 21st 2017

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh

Truly need your kind advice with my problem.

I’m working as a administrative manager but my job scope is more like a personal assistant. I’m working with this company for 2 years. And I’m the only one working in that office plus a cleaner.

On 30th Aug I went to hospital and it was confirm that I am  7-week pregnant. Straight away I texted my boss.

On 31st Aug my director talked to me and force me to resign after emailing the board director.

I can’t leave the office until I email my resignation letter. Reason given under coercion was because I have too many family problems though all those CL and leave I took was my entitlement.

My question is:- is it possible for the MOM to accept my case because I have already email my resignation letter?

I feel that this is seriously unfair for me and feel like a piece of trash.

I’m a divorcee and remarried last year. The 2 kids are under my care and control. My ex-husband is in halfway house and have not being providing for the kids.

Please advise. Truly appreciate your kind understanding.

Siti

Editor’s note: we accompanied the writer to MOM Lavender earlier this week whereby she was redirected to e2i for another appointment. Terminating a pregnant worker is in violation of MOM’s legislation and the company can be persecuted under MOM ruling. Employee can seek redress for the unapid maternity leave plus any other severance compensation deem necessary. Such errant employers can also be blacklisted by MOM.

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